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Johnson and Johnson: A Short Story about Athletics and Academics in College Sports
By Larry LaForge
Price: Free! Words: 13,050. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Sports
Two unrelated men share the same last name, work on the same campus, and are driven by the same desire for professional success. One is a coach and the other is a professor. An ethical dilemma ensnares them both and threatens to derail their careers. Who will do the right thing? What is the right thing? All events are fictional, but the underlying issues are real and cause for reflection.
Hedging Bets
By Simon Lee
Price: Free! Words: 2,350. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Sports
Ash's sister was one of those women who somehow always seem to connect with the wrong blokes. Harold was perhaps the cream of the crop as far as bludgers go, or more precisely, the bottom of the barrel. But when Harold comes up with a no-risk scheme to make some quick cash, Ash just can't say no.
Pitcher
By Russ Durbin
Price: Free! Words: 4,370. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Sports
0.5 star(4.50 from 2 reviews)
William Hickok Farrell stood on the top step of the dugout and surveyed the meticulously curried infield. In moments, Will would pitch the most important game of his Major League career--game one of the World Series. From the moment he could hold a ball, Big Bill, his dad and coach, had pushed him to the be the best. Now, he was about to achieve his lifelong dream. Dad would be watching.
Basketball Gods: A Short Story
By Richard A. Sanchez
Price: Free! Words: 4,040. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(3.00 from 1 review)
A short story about brothers, basketball, growing up, and growing apart.
Los chicos miran las Estrellas - Ping-Pong
By Enzo Pettinelli
Price: Free! Words: 34,480. Language: Spanish. Published: June 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Sports
No es solo ping-pong o tenis de mesa. Es una aventura vivida por los niños, su manera de ser. El amor, la crueldad, la historia de grandes campeones de todo el mundo, estimula su creatividad. La historia ha sido escrita con el estilo de una novela. La historia es un hecho real. Sueños, realidad, objetivos, moral, búsqueda de uno mismo, estos son los ingredientes.
El misterio de la raqueta perdida - Ping-Pong
By Enzo Pettinelli
Price: Free! Words: 5,910. Language: Spanish. Published: June 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Sports & Recreation / General
Entrar en contacto con otras personas, mejorar la autoestima, tener más confianza en uno mismo: son objetivos que se consideran “secundarios” en la actividad deportiva. Pero no es así: son el primer objetivo de la actividad de muchos clubes.
Light Tower Power
By Jon Sindell
Price: Free! Words: 960. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Sports
(4.00 from 1 review)
In this short adapted from the novel The Mighty Roman, Roman Meister, a gargantuan former minor-league home run champ and manager of the sub-minor-league San Carlos Coyotes, takes his mighty bat THOR in hand to put on a show for his eighteen-year-old charges.
El León
By Jon Sindell
Price: Free! Words: 650. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Sports
Baseball fans, has your team ever had a closer you just couldn't stand? Meet El León.
The Prospect
By Zack Drisko
Price: Free! Words: 6,040. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Sports
(5.00 from 1 review)
"The Prospect" is a short story about the longing and passion for an unrealized dream. Austin Colt is a pitching phenom who struggles to adapt when his baseball career doesn’t go as planned.
Cool As A Cucumber
By Russ Durbin
Price: Free! Words: 2,150. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Sports
(4.00 from 1 review)
"He's as cool as a cucumber." It fit. Kenneth Cary Coulson was as calm and self-possessed as any rookie pitcher that I had ever seen. With the playoffs on the line, Cucumber was called to pitch. With his dad and his girl friend watching, Coulson calmly reared back and threw two blazing fast balls. What happened next shocked everyone, including me in the press box.
After the Great Muskie Hunt
By J.G. Sandom
Price: Free! Words: 4,180. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Please be advised that this is a short story (4,000 words). When his father loses his job, a young painter offers to take him fishing for muskellunge, a barracuda-like freshwater fish, at Big Eagle Lake, in Ontario, Canada. From the award-winning author of Gospel Truths; The God Machine; The Wave; The Wall Street Murder Club; Kiss Me, I'm Dead; and Confessions of a Teenage Body Snatcher.
Punchdrunk
By Bill Lowenburg
Price: Free! Words: 9,690. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Sports
(5.00 from 1 review)
Ex-welterweight contender Johnny Mullane can hook off the jab with either hand and recite Shakespeare while backpedaling from an opponent. But he can’t stop drinking. Facing a hungry Mexican slugger half his age, Mullane begins his comeback. Recalling the teachings of his venerable departed trainer, Mullane discovers new meaning in his life.
Boys look at the Stars - Ping-Pong
By Enzo Pettinelli
Price: Free! Words: 34,780. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Sports
It is not only ping-pong or table-tennis. It is an adventure lived by children, through their way of being. Love, cruelty, the story of the great table-tennis champions from all the world, stimulates their creativity. This tale is written in the style of a novel. The story has really happened. Dreams, reality, goals morality, the search of oneself, are the igredients.
Countdown to Kickoff: A Short Story about College Sports in Our Times
By Larry LaForge
Price: Free! Words: 2,790. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Sports
Anticipation is running high for the opening of football season, but things are not what they seem. Technology, economics, and social norms intersect to create a new phenomenon in the wacky world of college football.
I ragazzi guardano le Stelle - Ping-Pong
By Enzo Pettinelli
Price: Free! Words: 32,780. Language: Italian. Published: December 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Sports
Non è solo ping-pong o tennistavolo. È un’avventura vissuta dai bambini, attraverso il loro modo d’essere. L’amore, la crudeltà e la storia dei più grandi campioni di tennistavolo del passato e di oggi, stimolano la loro creatività. Il libro è scritto con lo stile del romanzo. La storia è realmente accaduta. Sogni, realtà, obbiettivi, morale, ricerca di se stessi, sono gli ingredienti.
Off Course (Short Story)
By Simon Haynes
Price: Free! Words: 1,590. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Sports
When you're on for a birdie, watch for aliens in the rough. A 1500 word SF/comedy/golf story
The Sport
By Francis W. Porretto
Price: Free! Words: 5,790. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Sports
Fireballing pitcher Conrad Bearing seemed to have come from nowhere. A rookie free-agent at 37, he was almost unhittable, mowing down the American League's best hitters as if they were scarecrows propped at the plate. But he was more publicity-averse and reporter-shy than Greta Garbo at her worst. One reporter was determined to crack Bearing's mystery, whatever it might take.
More Than 44
By Phil Wohl
Price: Free! Words: 31,380. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Sports
(5.00 from 1 review)
High school sports hero feels the pull from his home town and leaves a successful career to give back to the people that gave him so much. Old friends are reunited and new relationships are forged in this coming-of-age novel.
The Life of Riley
By Surtsey Ana Krakatoa
Price: Free! Words: 16,320. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Sports
Jackie Riley has all of her hopes and dreams smashed in an instant. She's crippled for life. She must learn to live with it.
Lacing up to Reality
By Maggie Clark
Price: Free! Words: 5,130. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Sports
0.5 star(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Blackout Bettie's biggest menace is a clock she can't turn back, and a daughter who's near full grown. Is the encroaching sunset of this K-City Kink Sister's derby years going to ruin the time she has left, or will one killer practice reclaim her peace of mind?